Even though we work at a dental office, your friends here at Smiles Dental completely understand the natural tendency to feel a little jittery about sitting down in a dental chair. After all, we’re all dental patients, too!
But we want you to know that at Smiles Dental, we strive to do everything we can to help you feel more at ease during your visit by helping you with our Signature Anxiety-Free Services, including the wonderfully effective sedation dentistry.
If you’re not familiar with sedation dentistry, Dr. Young and Dr. Jardine are happy to give you more comfort by using sedative techniques which will help you to have a much more relaxing dental experience. We offer three different types of sedation dentistry in Camas, Washington:
1. Nitrous Oxide — Often referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that helps you feel more relaxed by inhaling it during your treatment. It is a very mild form of sedation that wears off soon after we stop the flow of gas.
2. Oral Sedation — In this case, you simply take an oral medication before arriving at our office for your dental appointment. By the time you’re meeting with our dentists, you will feel much more at ease.
3. IV Sedation — Intravenous sedation allows Dr. Young and Dr. Jardine to provide sedative effects more quickly. They can also easily control the level of sedation that you’re experiencing, just to make sure you feel comfortable during your appointment. IV sedation is absolutely safe when it is performed under the direct supervision of specially trained dentists like ours.
So, if you’re squeamish when it comes to the dentist’s chair, then sedation dentistry is a great solution for you. If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, sedation dentistry is a great solution for comforting and accommodating the faint of heart. Come in and relax with us.